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Matt Hamilton mabster
  • Linq to SQL -- modify SQL?

    Dr Herbie said:

    As always, I find an answer within a few minutes of posting a question here:

    A ReadUncommitted isolation level in a TransactionScope has the same effect as NOLOCK (apparently).

    See this blog entry for snippet of code ...

    Herbie

    Glad I could help, Dr Herbie! Wink

  • Boot issue: no POST, no video display

    I had exactly the same problem with my PC last year - no POST but all the fans etc spun up just fine.

    Took it to a hardware guru workmate who suggested it was the power supply.

    I wouldn't believe him, since everything (fans, HDD etc) were coming on, but he swapped in a spare PSU (of equivalent wattage) and it booted just fine.

    So I'd suggest trying the PSU if you can get hold of a spare.

  • Howard or Rudd?

    Custa1200 wrote:
    Or is that Costello and Rudd?


    Despite what the polls are saying, I believe it could easily go either way right now.

    I don't like Rudd, but then I never much liked Howard either (although I agree with most of his policies). Since it looks like Costello's going to be taking over in a few years I'll vote that way.

    Just keeping my fingers crossed that Costello gets in and makes Tony Abbot his deputy, purely for the name gag.

  • Silverlight on C9

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    Yes.  An HTTP-based video would show the buffer progress, but an MMS-based (streaming) video would not.  Channel 9 only appears to fall back to HTTP if the video is not available as an MMS stream.


    In that case I'd much prefer that all vids were HTTP-based. The MMS-based ones stutter on low-bandwidth connections (like at home if I'm doing *anything* else on my link).

    At least an option to switch would be nice. It's great to be able to pause a vid and let the whole thing buffer before you play it.

  • Silverlight on C9

    Ah! I wasn't seeing the dark-gray "buffer" progress yesterday, but today I am. Don't know if something has changed at the server end in the last 24 hours. Perplexed

    Edit: Hmm ... does it depend on the video? I see the buffer progress on the "Code to Live" vid, but not on the "Vista SP1" vid.

  • Silverlight on C9

    Ok, thanks Sampy. I'll give it a go at home on my 512kb/s connection while I'm downloading something and see how it performs.

    I love being able to pause a video and let it come down so I can watch the whole thing without any stuttering as it buffers. With any luck I won't need to if the streaming server concept works.

  • Silverlight on C9

    Can I pause one of these vids and let the whole thing stream down on a slow connection, like I can on Youtube?

    There doesn't seem to be any visual indication of how much has already come down, even while paused.

  • C# Extension Properties?

    Yeah, I was hoping for extension properties too:

    public static TimeSpan Minutes[this int i]
    {
       getreturn new TimeSpan(0, i, 0); }
    }

    public static DateTime Ago[this TimeSpan ts]
    {
       get { return DateTime.Now.Subtract(ts); }
    }


    So then I could do:

    DateTime d = 20.Minutes.Ago;

    No ugly parentheses!

  • Accessing MSDN forums from IE 7.0

    I've had quite a few problems with the forums lately (and a few other Live ID sites).

    At one point I couldn't open the forums at all, on several of my PCs. IE7 would just show me a white screen whilst continually "redirecting" back and forth between a few URLs.

    Another time I could get into the forums, but doing anything that related to me as a user (eg creating a post or viewing my threads) brought me to the "you have successfully signed out" page.

    On both occasions, finding the cookie for forums.microsoft.com and deleting it fixed the problem.

    Cheers,
    Matt

  • Euenglish

    Lest anyone think this is a new piece, here's the original from Mark Twain:

    http://www.mantex.co.uk/samples/spell.htm